Preview: The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit is a new miniseries on Netflix that came out on October 23rd and contains 7 episodes which are about 1 hour each. The series follows an orphaned girl named Beth who discovers prodigal skills in chess in the basement of her orphanage with the custodian. As she ages, she begins to gain notoriety in the chess world and improve her skills, while struggling with addiction and confusion about her place in the world and her connections to other people. The show is based on a book with the same name, and is unfortunately fiction. I am excited to watch this show because it stars a woman excelling in a man’s world, which is always empowering. I was also recommended to watch it by others, and I love to learn more about games and areas that I know nothing about (I have never played chess before!).

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